Excursions in Learning Youth Programs


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2018 Fall Excursions Catalog PDF

Excursions in Learning is an educational enrichment program for youth at Manchester Community College. We currently have programming in the spring, summer and fall semesters for inquisitive and creative minds in grades K-8. Our longest running program is the Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth in August.

Our Mission

Our mission at Excursions in Learning is to take a leadership role in gifted education and enrichment programming; to be an educational and community resource for the 15 towns in the college’s service area and beyond; and to collaborate with schools, cultural institutions and community groups in educational endeavors.

Video: Excursions in Action

Our Enrichment Programs & Classes

Spring Semester

Our spring semester offers Saturday enrichment classes in February, March and April.  This catalog is usually available online by late December.  You can also email the coordinator at any time to request a catalog, cschultz@manchestercc.edu .

Summer Semester

This catalog is usually available by mid-March.

  • June and July
    • Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! (Grades K-1 & 2-4) one-week program exploring STEAM = science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Two separate weeks of programming available.
    • The TECH Academy: (Grades 5-8) one-week program exploring technology, science, math and/or engineering. Two separate weeks of programming available.
    • Adventures in Leadership Ropes Challenge: (Grades 5-7 or 8-10) one-week session strengthening leadership and teamwork skills.
    • Youth Culinary Institute: (Grades 5-8) one-week culinary arts program.
  • August (July 30-August 10, 2018)
    • Summer Academy for Gifted Youth: (Grades K-8) a two-week exciting and challenging academic program for students in grades K-8. Half-day and full-day courses available. Students must enroll in the full two weeks.

Fall Semester

Our fall semester offers Saturday enrichment classes in October, November and December.